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Transcribed biography of Gilbert A. Pierce

Pierce, Gilbert A.; was born in Cattaraugus County, New York, January 11, 1838; settled in Porter County, Indiana, in 1856; entered the Law Department of the University at Chicago in 1859, and remained until the fall of 1860, when he was admitted to the bar, and opened a law office at Valparaiso, Indiana; enlisted as a private in Company H., Ninth Indiana Volunteers, in April, 1861, and was elected Second Lieutenant; was appointed a Captain and Brigade Quartermaster, by President Lincoln, May 3, 1861; in the fall of 1862 was promoted a Lieutenant-Colonel, and assigned to duty as Chief Quartermaster of the Thirteenth Army Corps, then stationed in Texas; in 1864 was made Colonel and Inspector; resigned October 5, 1865, and resumed the practice of law at Valparaiso, Indiana; in 1868 was elected a Representative in the Indiana Legislature; in I860 was appointed one of the Financial Clerks of the United States Senate, which position he resigned in 1872 to accept an editorial position on the Chicago Inter-Ocean; was made managing editor of that paper in 1876, and remained in editorial charge until 1881, when he was tendered, and accepted, the position of Chief Editorial Writer on the Chicago Daily News; was the author of the Dickens Dictionary, issued by James R. Osgood, Boston, and of two novels of a political character, as well as a number of plays; in June, 1884, was appointed, by President Arthur, Governor of the Territory of Dakota.

Source: Lanman, Charles, and J. M. Morrison. 1887. Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States: From Original and Official Sources. Second Edition. New York, New York: J. M. Morrison. 568 p.
Page(s) in Source: 393

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